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Old 10-20-2019, 08:39 PM   #76
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Re: Jeep Trailblazer SS

I'm sold on the side pipes. I already bought them and the shorty headers. I'll run flex pipe to get it to the exhaust shop to put an actual pipe in.

I made body mounts for the rear out of air suspension brackets to take tension off the floor pan. It was bowing up at the corners with the weight of the body.

Then I started making templates to make panels to fill in the gaps between the inner and outer fender wells.

I put in an order for a custom double cross-flow aluminum radiator made specifically for jeeps with LS engines.

I also pulled the trigger on some LED headlights.

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Old 10-27-2019, 02:56 AM   #77
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I was messing around with the side pipes and was curious. I wanted the tips of the pipes straight out. My dad says I should angle them at 45 degrees down. I took some pictures for reference.
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:30 PM   #78
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I like the look of the 45* but but straight out would create less dust when off road.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:38 AM   #79
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Ai them t blow the dirt of the road so it hooks up.... OOOPPPS - street racing technology
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:33 PM   #80
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Ai them t blow the dirt of the road so it hooks up.... OOOPPPS - street racing technology
It's all-wheel drive. It'll hook up

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Old 10-29-2019, 03:40 PM   #81
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I transferred my card board templates to sheet metal today. The wiper cowl delete, cowl-to-cowl cover and the left and right rear fender well filler panels are ready for trimming and shaping.

The wiper cowl delete panel is pretty simple as it's just a flat panel that will cover the vent holes under the finned cover.

The cowl to cowl panel has a curved radius, so i had to make relief cuts to allow the metal to bend across the top. Now that they're secured in place with self-tapping screws, I'll tack weld the bottoms and remove it to fill in the seams of the relief cuts.

I haven't fitted the rear fender well panels yet.

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The boss called as I was leaving for work and asked if I'd stay home today as we're slow at work. So I got to tinker with the Jeep again.

I cut out the fuel filler door of the trailblazer and transferred it to the side of the Jeep. I'm stoked that it went as smoothly as it did. It's not perfect, but I'm happy with it.

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Looking good.
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Nice work on the filler. Enjoying watching you go thru this. Did you get it so the anti-theft would let it start again yet?
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:34 PM   #85
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Nice work on the filler. Enjoying watching you go thru this. Did you get it so the anti-theft would let it start again yet?
Not yet. I pulled out all of the computers and ecus while I'm welding so I don't burn anything up. I think it's a little more in depth than just cycling the key. I lost power to the front seats and everything. It might be a ground issue.

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Old 11-08-2019, 04:09 PM   #86
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My new aluminum double cross flow radiator came in today. If you'll notice the inlet and outlet are on the same size. Novak-adapters.com makes radiators for jeeps with ls conversions. Coolant goes from right to left in the top half, trickles down the left side and them goes left to right on the bottom half. And they make brackets so it fits in the factory Jeep location.

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Old 11-09-2019, 06:06 PM   #87
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Well the new radiator didn't fit. It's 2 inches too wide. I was trying to mock everything up to see how close the radiator is to the water pump and go from there, but that's on the back burner for now.

Instead, I welded up the wiper cowl panel and painted it.

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Sucks about the radiator but the cowl is looking good.
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